A pop of red against a winters light always makes for a striking photo. Im not usually a fan of red, but in the depths of winter, when these berries hang like ruby jewels I’m greatful for their statement. Cold natural light, Fuji DSLR, vintage 100mm Nikon lens, ISO 400, shutter 125, f4.Read More Winter berries.
Bursts of Spring are emerging throughout the countryside, I love the promise, it’s unbreakable, and beautiful. I love taking pictures at this time of year, the light is gorgeous with just a hint of warmth but still further on the cool side, it’s sometimes hazy which makes for a real atmospheric shot, and my […]Read More Still life, burst.
A very whimsical Spring shot I took last year on my Fuji DSLR with my favourite vintage Nikon lens that I pinched from my dad, yes he does know, ha, I’m always pinching his camera equipment. I just love the simplicity of this little pink bell and the texture of the cut glass, so […]Read More Spring still life.
I love wandering round farms, I know some may find that strange, but the textures of old bits of farm machinery really do make for an interesting capture. I love the detail of these chains and the colours. Shot with my old Fuji dslr with a vintage 100mm nikon lens, cool daylight, iso-400, shutter 125, […]Read More Texture, still life
I am near to falling off my chair waiting for the new Olympus pen f to go on sale! I’ve been thinking of adding another camera to my collection for a while now, and have previously dismissed csc’s, however, the spec that this little beaut comes with has changed my mind, and I just can’t […]Read More On the edge of my seat for Olympus pen f.
A very simple bunch of tulips for a cheery flat lay shot. Such a happy flower full of the promise of Spring. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I get every time I walk around our cottage garden and see new bulbs emerging! It’s been a little odd as we had daffs […]Read More Tulips.
Blackberry dye is probably the most easiest dye to make, and the results are beautiful! I use a couple of handfuls of blackberries, a cup of salt and cover them with water. In a pan bring them to the boil then turn off the heat, squidge them with a potato masher to get […]Read More Making hedgerow dye, blackberry dye tutorial.
I love really good quality blank paper which I like to naturally stain and dry before working on. I feel it gives my drawings/paintings more depth. Whenever I start any piece I have to accompany my work with a suitable cup of tea, as I’m drawing inspiration from wild flowers at the moment it […]Read More Floral inspiration and a chamomile tea.
I love my nespresso machine! I’m always a bit miffed that Mr Clooney isn’t standing by it whenever I enter my kitchen but whatcha gonna do… At least I get to sit and enjoy my coffee in peace, with my latest country homes mag sprawled out in front of me. Have a great Thursday […]Read More Morning coffee
Whilst we’re easing into a winters spring, I can’t help but look forwards to the delights that the warmth brings! I love screen printing in the warm weather as I like to wander around with bare feet and wash my screens outside in the sunshine. I remember capturing the beauty of these sweeping […]Read More Swallows screen print.